Worst Things that Happened in 2017

2017 is a new year, and there have already been bad things going on so quickly.
So many bad things.

So I decided to make this list for you all.

There's so much more to go on as time goes by.

The Top Ten

1 Las Vegas Strip Shooting

I remember watching this on the news, it was terrible

So many people died without expecting a thing, if someone lived near the cost then expect a hurricane but if you go to a country festival, you won't expect to be shot...it's tragic and shouldn't have happened

I think it was totaly tragic and hope shooting never happen again but it did in new zelend oh and the new zelend shooting was the biggest massacre in world history today. 300 killed and 600 injured

We almost got involved in this shooting! Good thing we left a day before it happened because if we were still there (Doesn't matter if we were out or staying at the hotel) our entire vacation would have been completely destroyed. A great family vacation would have become a horrible family vacation death nightmare!

2 Death of Chester Bennington

I'm a huge fan of Linkin Park. But Chester's death being 3rd on this list... This is just horrible! There are shootings! Plane crashes! People die! Many people! Innocent people! And you choose ONE guy who decided to kill himself? This is horrible! - Mesel

He was a great singer, a talented artist, an icon of Linkin Park as well as Rock Music, and then he passed away. July 20 will be remembered as one of the darkest days not just for Linkin Park, but for Rock Music as well. RIP - Neonco31

Suicide is the worst way to die, like I said about that.

I have held Linkin Park close to my heart since I was 12. While I thought One More Light was by far their worst album, I still thought it was pretty good, and I look back on the lyrics and get an insight into what Chester was thinking during this time. While he only co-wrote two songs, he still sold me on the ones he didn't write, so I still believed him that he was going through a dark time. This was especially saddening as I had tickets to see them in concert just two weeks after he died. - AlexZedKawa

3 Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting

Well, it appears the terrorists really want something to do with us based on all the incidents that happened this year - Neonco31

An oil tank incident in Pakistan killed hundreds of people, which should make that number one on the list and not this.

This airport soon got hit by Hurricane Irma. Why does Florida always get unlucky this year? - TeamRocket747

Um Manchester and Pakistan were worse. this list is messed up, terror is bad, but step up and realize how many innocent lives taken in those special incidents, and learn the sympathy we were in.

4 Kyrgyzstan Plane Crash

Why is this still number one? We had worse moments, such as the January Baghdad bombings and the February Pakistan suicide bombing, that killed 100 PEOPLE!

Turkish Airlines Flight 6491 was the flight name. Very sad incident. - TeamRocket747

32 people Killed in a plane crash. - nelsonerica

Very horrible accident, over 30 people died in it. RIP - Neonco31

5 Cleveland Easter Shooting

How horrible. That man was really evil.

That was a sad day. - TeamRocket747

I don't know

Why poor kids theyll not be wating anymore choc

6 U.S. Soldier Killed by ISIS in Afghanistan

America is doomed by ISIS

Let's hope Trump can end Isis and Al-Qaeda, then he won't be a bad president after all. - TeamRocket747

Who knows what they will do next

I'm NOT from America and I'm NOT American, but NO! Why did ISIS have to kill those beloved American heroes?! Why?! ISIS IS EVIL! 😒😭😠

7 New Orleans Tornado Outbreak

That was crazy

2016: Bad year in General
2017: Bad year in weather - TeamRocket747

8 Stephen Hillenburg Diagnosed with ALS

Worst thing when this happened and when he died a year later witch was sad - trains45

This is probably the worst thing that ever happened this year.
SpongeBob was my childhood and always will be.

SpongeBob is love, SpongeBob is life, WHO'S WITH ME!

Dammit ALS!

9 Hurricane Irma

This funny lol

It's only just started, and will only continue, so just wait.

This was very, very bad. - railfan99

Awful day for Florida and Cuba. Our hearts go on with everybody involved.

10 Bombing at Ariana Grande Concert in Manchester UK

She is nothing compared to Liam Gallagher. He was the only good music artist to perform at One Love Manchester.

This ruined my year! This bomb cancelled my concert!

This is the closest time of 2017 that any pop star got involved in an incident and worst of all, 12 of the 23 victims are young children (Only under 16 years old) which would mean the 11 others are the adults. The attacker also died as well. 59 others got injured and Ariana was forced to cancel the tour. But to the haters, this is serious, no wishing of this event as a blessing to a singer you hate, that is just straight wrong. - Neonco31

All those beautiful children... and everyone affected by this act of cowardice. My heart feels so sad for everyone involved. But Manchester is a city of strong individuals who stick together through everything. They are like one big supportive family. To see them all pulling together, helping each other through this awful time is so touching. If ever there was such a thing as the North / South divide, it's just dissolved. - Britgirl

The Contenders

11 Texas Church Shooting

I live in Texas and visited that church before. I heard there were so many young kids and it was the worst shooting in Texas history. - TeamRocket747

That's rats mate

This should be higher than Kim Kardashian getting pregnant.. disappointed

Shootings, shootings, shootings...sigh...

12 Donald Trump Becomes President

This should be in the top 10

Oh for pete's sake. - DCfnaf

Oh please! GET OVER Losing the damn election already. Is that really worse than innocent people dying? - Randomator

I already know that. But Hillary Clinton supporters need to get over it already - Randomator


13 Egypt Mosque Attack

Isis needs to stop - Dvafan2

More than 230 killed, what a bad year we've had. -Myers1321

305 people were killed, this is just another example of the dark side of humanity. - Gregory

305 dead, 109 injured. This is the worst year ever. - railfan99

14 Jerusalem Truck Attack

Very happy.

Terrorists. Doing it in a RELIGIOUS CITY!? makes it worse. - TeamRocket747

very sad

It was like Nice, France, a terrorist rammed people with a truck.
Though Nice had 85 people killed, while only 5 were killed in this, but still, terror is Horrible. - nelsonerica

15 Orlando Police Shooting

I am probably never going to Orlando again!

Why is this even on the list!?

We are just hoping for peace to restore, and this is just nothing like it.
They were heroes, shot to death, and remember what happened before in 2016 with the nightclub in Orlando.
And the police shooting in Dallas? - nelsonerica

16 Seattle Amtrak Train Derailment

My feelings go out to the victims and their families, and everyone who was on that train. - railfan99

17 Death of Angry Grandpa

The worst thing that happened in 2017

At least he can now see his parents again! - ygj


so sad :-(

18 2017 San Bernardino Shooting

I don't remember this happening!

19 Cincinnati Ohio Shooting


20 Akhnoor Attack

That the dumb protest is going on boo boo

We've lost 3 civilians in the attack cause some guy did this. - nelsonerica

21 British Columbia Wildfires
22 Bella Thorne Dating Sam Pepper

She was a good actress when on The Suite Life on Deck, then she went downhill when she was on Shake It Up.
And things just got downright ugly when she started dating Sam Pepper.
The Worst YouTuber of all time.
He rapes people and pretended to kill someone, as pranks.
Just Horrible.
I can't believe someone would do that. - nelsonerica

23 Death of Adam West

R.I.P adam west, I heard his voice watching the old batman show once, and in lego batman 3 when I had to find adam wests in levels and areas and the bonus level of the old batman show - trains45

The actor of Batman, Marvel lost the flag man.
Dead at 88, from leukemia disease.

24 Death of Craig Butz

He was an awesome hockey player, and was later the principal of my old high school. - railfan99

25 Death of Gene Cernan

He was the last person on the Moon, and the one who took the photo of Earth in Apollo 17, the most famous photo of all time.

We'll Never forget him or his accomplishments.

And he was 82, same age Neil Armstrong died at. - nelsonerica

26 Fidget Spinners Became a Trend

Lol, this is as silly as every trend ever. "They're supposed to help you focus" my foot. Fidget Cubes are way better. - DCfnaf

They're supposed to help you focus? I think it does the opposite. Besides, like pretty much any other trend, it's stupid.

They were first made in the 90's. So it's supposed to be "Fidget Spinners Became a Trend".

Lol! This is the funniest item on this list in my opinion.

27 Hurricane Harvey

This should be higher because it was as deadly as hurricane tortill- I mean Katrina

Why the heck is this behind Donald Trump winning. I live in the affected area and am so fortunately blessed to have not been affected but I have friends and family who have lost EVERYTHING. This should not even compare to something as silly as the election.

This Should Be Higher!

This cost the USA billions of dollars. Many people died from this and houses and families were destroyed.

28 Syria Airstrikes
29 Taylor Swift released Look What You Made Me Do

And yet Hurricane Maria is below this. - allamassal

It’s just a song


30 Death of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Very dumb movie

Worst movie ever

I love the movie. But Luke should never die. It makes me extremely sad. But still I enjoyed the film though. - asantalo

Who ever added this to the list is stupid.

31 Logan Paul released his dead body video

Oh so bad

This was in 2018



32 Hurricane Maria

There's NO way this could be down here, nothing even remotely compares to how devastating this event was in 2017.

It is a wrath of destruction that screwed Puerto Rico up and destroyed the Dominican Republic.

This was a dark day for Puerto Rico and shows just how powerful nature can be and take a force on places like this.

This should really be further ahead in the list. Puerto Rico is struggling so much, and people are not even doing enough to help.

33 Death of William Peter Blatty

He was the author of The Exorcist movies.
Dead at 89. - nelsonerica

34 Sears Closes 18 Stores

Sears closed in all of canada including my town

35 Emoji Movie

Put this higher

I'm glad it has a 0% on rotten tomatoes!

Most unessecary film created

What a stupid movie this is

36 FCC Rejects Net Neutrality

America is dead as we know it. - Absolite

Rip the internet - Randomator

Why, Ajit Pai, why?


37 Death of Jonghyun

This is one of the saddest things in the kpop world. Everybody who knows about him and his band is sad because he was a really good person and cared a lot about his fans. R.I.P angel

An inspiration to many, facing many hardships but still being bright- a star on the stage, now a star in the sky. We love you Jonghyun, RIP

And we couldn't do anything to prevent it... he never experienced spring...an endless struggle in winter...

He killed himself :( - Iamcool

38 Southern California Wildfires

Heard about these. Really scary.

Truly Horrible!


39 February 2017 Pakistan Suicide Bombing

OH MY GOD! 100 PEOPLE KILLED! THIS IS THE WORST THING THAT HAPPENED IN 2017! And the January Baghdad bombings were the worst we had before this year.

Worst day ever

Worst Thing Ever. I mean a guy who killed everyone in that park and himself with a bomb.

Why is the SpongeBob creator diagnosed with ALS above this? People get diagnosed with diseases, it happens, and this Bombing is worse to me. - TeamRocket747

40 Grenfell Tower Fire

This should be higher on the list.

41 Ending of Regular Show

Such a great show ending in such a tragic way.

They ended Regular Show but they aren't gonna end Teen Titans Go? Pathetic. - EpicJake

So what if a show is ending? All shows need to end because maybe their creators get tired of working on them and want to move on with their lives.

Every show must come to an end soon. Even The Simpsons will expire.

42 Taylor Swift released her album Reputation
43 The Republican Tax Bill Passed
44 Death of Lil Peep

A artist that was going to change music forever had died and it is so sad too see someone so talented go so soon.

A rapper who really changed music is now gone, and I don't blame him at all. RIP Peep.

Best rapper


45 Death of Rio De Janeiro

He was Supreme Court Justice helping to oversee Brazil Graft Inquiries.
He was killed in a plane crash.
Just Horrible. - nelsonerica

46 Death of Tom Petty

A great poet, rocker, musician, and overall a down to earth person. Rest easy you beautiful soul.

Tom was great.


He suffered cardiac arrest and he was a classic rock legend, he was 66.
R.I.P. - Gregory

47 Beyblade Burst Came to America

Since it's here at Japan in 2015. - ChroniclerMan5

48 United Airlines Retired the Boeing 747
49 January 2017 Baghdad Bombings

Why isn't this higher? This was just cruelty. Worse than the Fort Lauderdale, Jerusalem and Quebec massacres COMBINED!

Horrible, just horrible.

What isn't this on the Top?!
This has been the WORST! More people died that day than any other day so far this year.
And it was an act o terror and suicide.

GUYS read this:
We've just had a MUCH worse attack in February. It happened in Pakistan. a similar suicide bombing, but killed 100 PEOPLE!
This beats the January bombings in terms of deaths.

50 Tacoma, Washington train derailment
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